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Eat Your Way to a Healthy Smile

Making smart food and beverage decisions not only contributes to overall health but can keep your smile strong and healthy.
Nov 2nd, 2022

Watch Out For These Broken Tooth Culprits

Our teeth are tough but not indestructible! Learn about risk factors for a broken tooth, why it is important to get it treated, and what to look out for to avoid chipping or cracking your teeth.
Sep 12th, 2022

Summertime Dental Emergency Tips

Summer is a time for getting outside, playing, and having fun! But with more activity comes a higher chance of injuries- including dental injury.
Jul 22nd, 2022

Top Causes of Gum Recession

Gum recession can be scary. So scary, in fact, that many people avoid seeking treatment out of fear. What you may not know is that the earlier you address it, the better.
Jun 21st, 2022

How Teeth Grinding Can Destroy Your Smile

Teeth grinding may seem benign, but it can actually wreak havoc on your teeth. Fortunately, there are options to treat bruxism as well as the damage it causes.
Apr 27th, 2022

How Painful is a Root Canal?

Anxious about an upcoming root canal appointment? Learn what to expect during treatment to put your mind at ease.
Mar 29th, 2022

Moving Past Dental Anxiety in 2022

If you've spent years avoiding the dentist in Ithaca because of dental anxiety, likely, your teeth have suffered too. Here's how to move dental anxiety in 2022.
Jan 7th, 2022

Dental Implant Recovery Timeline FAQ

Here’s a list of dental implant recovery timeline FAQ, including if dental implants are really worth the healing time and upfront costs in Ithaca.
Oct 29th, 2021

How Long Should a Filling Last?

Dental fillings have a limited period of use before they fail, so it’s good to know the signs of a failing filling and when it needs to be replaced in Ithaca.
Oct 15th, 2021

How Long Will a Dental Crown Last?

All dental crowns have a set lifespan, and you can extend yours to ensure your smile lasts for years. Our Ithaca dentist shares our best tips and tricks.
Jul 20th, 2021

Are Veneers Hard To Maintain?

Help your new porcelain veneers last as long as possible by incorporating these tips and tricks into your oral hygiene routine in Ithaca.
Jul 6th, 2021

Debunking the Top 5 Oral Cancer Myths

Think only smokers get oral cancer? Think again! Here are 5 oral cancer myths we hear most during our complimentary routine oral cancer screenings in Ithaca.
Feb 24th, 2021

What Should a Healthy Tongue Look Like?

While it is not uncommon for your tongue to vary in color, any significant changes can be a sign that something may be wrong. Is your Ithaca tongue healthy?
Jun 12th, 2020

Are Cavities Contagious?

As with any other contagious ailment in Ithaca, the bacteria that cause cavities can spread from one person to another if you are not careful.
Apr 13th, 2020

Full Mouth Dental Restoration FAQ

Restoring comfort and functionality to your smile can be achieved through a wide range of full mouth dental restoration treatments in Ithaca.
Feb 13th, 2020

How to Avoid Common Causes of Jaw Pain

The last thing you want to deal with during a busy workday, a vacation, or really any activity is pain radiating from your jaw. But for all too many adults, TMJ pain is a relatively common occurrence.
Dec 11th, 2019

Is Gum Recession Permanent?

If you’ve been told at a recent dental appointment that your gum line is receding, don’t panic. With today’s technology, there are ways to rebuild your gum tissue and get your gum recession under control.
Dec 11th, 2019

Early Warning Signs of an Impacted Wisdom Tooth

Feeling something uncomfortable at the back of your mouth? Oral pain has such a wide variety of causes that we definitely can’t give you the answer in a blog post – you’ll need to see your dentist to get to the root of the problem.
Dec 11th, 2019

Is My Night Guard Still Effective With a Hole In It?

A night guard is an extremely common dental device that helps to protect the teeth from teeth grinding or Bruxism. Whether your teeth grinding is due to a specific circumstance such as stress, or it is a chronic condition, a night guard can prevent...
Dec 11th, 2019

Tooth Extraction FAQ

Terrified of the forceps? Learning more about your extraction will settle your nerves.
Dec 11th, 2019

Invisalign Secrets: How to Sail Through Treatment

If this is your first time trying orthodontic treatment, it may feel like an intimidating prospect. But Invisalign is different from traditional brackets and wires. This treatment puts patient needs first, doing everything possible to keep you comfortable
Dec 11th, 2019

Fix Chipped Teeth Without Waiting

Most of us have had the terrible feeling of passing tongue over tooth, and suddenly realizing that tooth was missing something. Whether dental work chipped or natural enamel gave way, the common reaction is to seek immediate treatment.
Dec 11th, 2019

When it’s Possible to Reverse Tooth Decay

If you’re frequently learning about small cavities at your dental exams, it’s time to make a few changes to your oral hygiene routine. Depending on the size of the cavity, you may even be able to send it running and reverse tooth decay through updated diet
Dec 11th, 2019

Surprisingly Dangerous Snacks for Your Teeth

How healthy are your regular snacks? More importantly – how healthy are your children’s? February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and we’re celebrating by promoting healthy eating awareness for kids everywhere.
Dec 11th, 2019

8 Origins of Tooth Pain That Don’t Involve a Cavity

From a cavity to infected gums, a tooth can have a lot of (sometimes surprising) causes. Whether your toothache feels dull and achy or sharp and throbbing, a toothache can make it hard to maintain your daily routine.
Dec 11th, 2019

How Much do Dental Implants Cost?

Cost is a big factor in any treatment – and especially significant with a complex procedure like dental implant placement. Planning ahead will help you avoid unpleasant surprises and pay for your implants at a comfortable pace.
Dec 11th, 2019

What Does a Porcelain Veneers Smile Makeover Look Like?

If you’re ready to find a transformation for your smile, you’ve probably been considering your options. While you won’t know what’s best for your unique teeth until you meet with a cosmetic dentist for a consultation, doing some research ahead of time...
Dec 11th, 2019

Health Conditions Linked to Your Mouth

Your mouth is not isolated from the rest of your body. While you know that the food and drinks you consume will travel elsewhere in your body, there are other oral components that can impact other components of your health.
Dec 11th, 2019

Scary Side Effects of Gum Disease

You’ve heard about what happens to your gums when plaque is allowed to build up. Your gums become tender and puffy, the gum tissue starts to pull away from the teeth, and the area becomes infected. With a deep cleaning, the problem can usually be resolved.
Dec 11th, 2019

How to Love Teeth Whitening

Trying to talk yourself into cosmetic dentistry? If you have a history of dental anxiety, it can be extremely difficult to take the first step. But whitening your teeth is worth it. With a brighter smile, you can feel more confident, make better...
Dec 11th, 2019

Traditional Dental Floss Vs. Water Flossers

Many of our patients wonder just how vital it is to make an additional investment into electronic cleaning devices. With the advent of new technologies comes higher price tags, and it may leave you wondering if they actually clean better than their...
Dec 11th, 2019

Real-Life Benefits of Whiter Teeth

You know that white teeth look great – but what are the underlying associations that make us find them so enviable? Unpacking some of our human instincts relating to appearance and perceived personality traits takes a lot of work.
Dec 11th, 2019

Why Your Dental Health is More Important Than You Think

We’re constantly begging you to brush, floss, and maintain a tooth-friendly diet. While some patients are happy to engage with their oral health, others find the frequent cleaning and low-sugar considerations frustrating.
Dec 11th, 2019

What to Expect From a Free Consultation

So your smile’s missing something. Whether you’re not unhappy with its appearance, function, or overall health, there’s a path forward. The first step? A free consultation with our team.
Dec 11th, 2019

Ithaca Tooth Extraction

Feeling anxious about an upcoming tooth extraction? We understand – getting a tooth pulled is inherently stressful. You’re not only losing a part of yourself, but also undergoing an invasive procedure. Those factors are bound to...
Dec 11th, 2019

Tooth Extraction 101: What to Expect

Shaking in your boots at the thought of an upcoming extraction? You’re not alone – most dental patients dread oral surgery. But those who approach it the right way will find the experience turns out to be a pleasant one. You’re not a slave to your dental a
Dec 4th, 2019

What Happens at a Dental Consultation?

Shaking in your boots at the thought of an upcoming extraction? You’re not alone – most dental patients dread oral surgery. But those who approach it the right way will find the experience turns out to be a pleasant one.
Dec 4th, 2019

Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Are Causing Problems

Tooth pain can mean so many different things. How can you tell whether the soreness at the back of your mouth is due to something casual, or something serious like an impacted wisdom tooth?
Dec 4th, 2019